Young Thais are drawn by the big city lifestyle
Sleep Rich in history, Trickett’s Bed & Breakfast is an 1880s merchant’s mansion that was earmarked for demolition before Liz Tricketts came to its rescue. Now restored to its former glory, it features large rooms decorated with antiques and Persian rugs (tricketts.com.au; 270 Glebe Point Rd, Glebe; from £125).
Behind the pink exterior of a Victorian townhouse you’ll find Medusa Boutique Hotel, Sydney’s most style-conscious hotel. Each of the 18 rooms has been individually designed using bold colours and custom-made furnishings, including capsule kitchenettes (medusa.com.au; 267 Darlinghurst Rd; from £200).
Ferries and water taxis shuttle to and from harbour venues (sydney ferries.info; from £3). The Monorail circles Darling Harbour and the city, and the Light Rail serves Central Station, Chinatown and Darling Harbour (metrotransport. com.au; day pass £6).
Qantas, British Airways and Cathay Pacific fly from Heathrow and Manchester to Sydney’s Kingsford Smith Airport (from £650; qantas.com.au). The Airport Link train runs to Central Station every 15 minutes (£9.50; airportlink.com. au). A taxi costs £22 to Circular Quay and £30 to North Sydney.